One Take: Street Joy, A Study

In which we gave photographer Heather Canterbury a Polaroid, eight frames of film and one take to get the shot.

EARLY ON, I would just stay in the car and take a photo. But my approach has gotten different. The more that I do this, the more I’m wanting to talk to people and know more about their houses, how long they’ve lived there. It’s kind of morphed into a study of these neighborhoods and the gentrification of what’s soon going to be the East Village. And I start to wonder, OK, are these houses still going to be there in five years?

To see selections from “Street Joy” in person, visit the Argenta Branch of the William F. Laman Library, where Heather’s exhibiting 18 photographs through Nov. 11.